Oppo K1 vs Realme 2 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy M20: Price, Features and Specifications Compared

Oppo K1 vs Realme 2 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy M20: Price, Features and Specifications Compared

Oppo K1 vs Realme 2 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy M20: Price, Features and Specifications Compared

by February 7, 2019

Oppo K1 vs Realme 2 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy M20Year 2018 was extremely busy for the budget smartphone segment in India as well as globally and year 2019 is going to be no different. In fact, we can expect it to be more buzzing. Recently China-based smartphone maker Oppo launched its Oppo K1 smartphone featuring an in-display fingerprint sensor and Hyper Boost tech for an optimised gaming experience at Rs. 16,990. Earlier, Samsung launched its new Galaxy M series including Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20, which has got a good initial response from the industry and the company set finally seems to have got it right after a poor year in the budget segment. Today we’ll compare these two smartphones with Realme 2 Pro in order to find out which one provides a better value for buyer’s money.

Here are the parameters taken into consideration for comparison:

  • Design, Display and Dimensions
  • Processor, RAM and Storage
  • OS and Battery
  • Camera Configuration
  • Price in India

Oppo K1 vs Realme 2 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy M20: Design, Display and Dimensions

The Realme 2 Pro’s design is actually one of its biggest selling points at this price range. The company has replaced the plastic diamond-patterned back with what it calls a “Dewdrop back cover.” The available colour options include- Ice Lake, Blue Ocean, and Black Sea. The Oppo K1 follows Oppo’s conventional design language and looks similar to other Oppo smartphones in this price segment. It comes with a beautiful gradient design on the back coupled with the classic 3D glass back and metal build. The front gets a tendy waterdrop-notch display. Overall, the phone looks and feels premium for its price range. The Galaxy M20 features a plastic back which gives the device a clean look (although the quality of plastic could have been better) and provides a comfortable grip. On the contrary, the front looks quite premium, thanks to the lovely waterdrop (Infinity-V) display. Design is a matter of choice and thus we leave it up to you to pick a winner in this department.

The Oppo K1 sports a 6.4-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels, 402ppi pixel density, and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 resulting into 91 percent screen-to-body ratio. The Galaxy M20 flaunts 6.3-inch Infinity-V display with an FHD+ resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. While the Realme 2 Pro comes equipped with 6.3-inch FHD+ dewdrop display with 1080 x 2340 pixel resolution, a 19:5:9 aspect ratio and 409 ppi pixel density.  Oppo K1 gets a slight advantage in terms of size as well as colour reproduction, thanks to its AMOLED display which also makes it a better device for media consumption.

In terms of dimensions, the Realme 2 Pro measures 156.7 × 74.0 × 8.5 mm and weighs about a74 grams. The Oppo K1 has dimensions of 158.3 x 75.5 x 7.4 mm and weight of 156 grams, while the Galaxy M20 has dimensions of 156.4 x 74.5 x 8.8 mm and weight of 186 grams.

Oppo K1 vs Realme 2 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy M20: Processor, RAM and Storage

The Oppo K1 is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 660 SoC clocked at up to 1.95GHz along with the Adreno 512 GPU and 4GB of RAM. The internal storage capacity of the device is 64GB which can be further expanded using the microSD card slot (up to 256GB). The Realme 2 Pro has Qualcomm Snapdragon 660AIE chip underneath to keep things ticking. There are three variants in terms of memory- 4GB RAM + 64GB inbuilt storage, 6GB RAM + 64GB inbuilt storage, and 8GB RAM + 128GB inbuilt storage. The Galaxy M20 draws its power from Exynos 7904 SoC coupled with 3GB and 4GB RAM options and Mali-G71 MP2 GPU. The inbuilt storage capacity options are 32GB and 64GB, both of which are expandable via microSD card up to 512GB. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 performs better than Samsung Exynos 7880 and thus both Oppo K1 and Realme 2 Pro get an upper hand over the Galaxy M20 in terms of power.

Oppo K1 vs Realme 2 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy M20: OS and Battery

Both Oppo K1 and Realme 2 Pro run ColorOS 5.2 based on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out of the box, while the Samsung Galaxy M20 runs Android 8.1 Oreo based on Samsung Experience 9.5 UX.

In terms of battery, the Oppo K1 packs a 3,600mAh non-removable battery and the Realme 2 Pro packs a slightly smaller 3,500mAh battery. Samsung Galaxy M20 is the clear winner in this department due to its massive 5,000mAh capacity battery that supports fast charging via USB Type-C.

Oppo K1 vs Realme 2 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy M20: Camera Configuration

The Oppo K1 comes with a horizontally stacked dual camera set up which is placed at the top left corner and comprises of a 16-megapixel primary camera with f/1.7 aperture + a secondary 2-megapixel camera with f/2.4 aperture. The rear camera also has an LED flash support. The front of the device gets a 25-megapixel selfie camera with an f/2.0 aperture.

The Realme 2 Pro also gets a dual camera module on the back consisting of a 16-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.7 aperture + a 2-megapixel secondary sensor. For selfies and video calls there’s a 16-megapixel sensor on the front with f/2.0 aperture and AI Beauty 2.0.

Samsung’s Galaxy M20 features a dual rear camera setup that includes a 13-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.9 aperture + a 5-megapixel ultra-wide secondary sensor. There’s an 8-megapixel sensor on the front with an f/2.0 aperture for selfies.

All three phones almost seem to be at par in terms of rear camera but the Oppo K1 and Realme 2 Pro have a better selfie camera, so the two will be preferred more over the Galaxy M20 by the selfie lovers.

Oppo K1 vs Realme 2 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy M20: Price in India

The Oppo K1 is priced in India at Rs. 16,990 for the sole 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage model.

The Realme 2 Pro has three variants,

  • 4GB RAM + 64GB of inbuilt storage priced at Rs. 13,990
  • 6GB RAM + 64GB of inbuilt storage priced at Rs. 15,990
  • 8GB RAM + 128GB of inbuilt storage priced at Rs. 17,990

The Galaxy M20 will be available at Rs. 10,990 for the base variant i.e. 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage and Rs. 12,990 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage variant.

Quite clearly, the Oppo K1 is expensive of the three phones.

CompareRaja’s Verdict:

The Oppo K1 is comparatively costlier than the Realme 2 Pro and Galaxy M20. But it is the only device in this price range to offer an in-display fingerprint scanner and it also offers a good display as compared to the other two. The Realme 2 Pro is a good device in terms of performance, thanks to its Snapdragon 660 SoC. The Galaxy M20 is a good device overall that packs an impressive battery backup and comes with a cheaper price tag as compared to the other two devices. In terms of design, all three phones are almost at par and no one device stands out from the other two. Overall, it’s difficult to pick a clear winner here and we advise you to take a call based on your requirement.

Here’s a quick specs comparison between Oppo K1, Realme 2 Pro and Samsung Galaxy M20 which will help you further in decision making.

Oppo K1 Realme 2 Pro Galaxy M20
Display Size 6.4-inch 6.3-inch 6.3-inch
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels 1080 x 2340 pixels 1080 x 2340 pixels
Pixel Density 402 ppi 409 ppi 409 ppi
Aspect Ratio 19.5:9 19.5:9 19.5:9
Screen-to-Body Ratio 91 per cent 90.8 per cent 83.44 per cent
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass v5 Corning Gorilla Glass v3 Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Dimensions 158.3 x 75.5 x 7.4 mm 156.7 x 74 x 8.5 mm 74.5 x 156.4 x 8.8 mm
Weight 156 grams 174 grams 186 grams
Processor Snapdragon 660 AIE Snapdragon 660 AIE Exynos 7904
Graphics Adreno 512 Adreno 512 Mali-G71 MP2
RAM 4GB of RAM 4 GB or 6 GB or 8 GB 3 GB or 4 GB
Inbuilt Storage 64 GB 64 GB or 128 GB 32 GB or 64 GB
Expandable Storage Yes, up to 256 GB Yes, up to 256 GB Yes, up to 512 GB
Primary Camera 16 MP + 2 MP 16 MP + 16 MP 13 MP + 5 MP
Secondary Camera 25 MP 16 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes, LED Flash Yes, Screen Flash Yes, Screen Flash
OS Version Android v8.1 (Oreo) Android v8.1 (Oreo) Android v8.1 (Oreo)
Custom UI ColorOS 5.2 ColorOS 5.2 Experience 9.5
Battery Capacity 3600 mAh 3500 mAh 5000 mAh
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, in-display Yes, Rear mounted Yes, Rear mounted
Fast Charge Support No No Yes
Wireless Charging No No No
3.5 mm Jack Yes Yes Yes
Waterproof No No No
Dustproof No No No